M.H. 'Jack' Gwartney, 87, passed away May 17, 2007. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Lenore 'Ruth' Gwartney; children, Jack A. (Norma) Gwartney, Richard Lewis (Sandra) Gwartney and David Robert Gwartney; grandchildren, Leslie (Ted) Shepard, Todd (Kristine) Gwartney, Ricki Lee (David) Uphoff and Scott (Shannon) Gwartney; and great-grandchildren, Conner Shepard, Parker Uphoff and Benjamin Gwartney. Preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ottie Gwartney; sister, Laura Madeline Gwartney; and brothers, Ira Allen Gwartney and Oscar Warren Gwartney. Jack was born May 8, 1920, in Mayes County, Okla. He worked for Broad Acres as a youth, 40 plus years at CF&I and 15 plus years as a ditch rider for Huerfano and Cuchara Ditch Company . There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Melinda Baber officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall following the service. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House or Children's Hospital through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. A very gentle minded Man, always had many people laughing and smiling when around him. Short time knowing him and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to all.

  2. Jack was my last remaining uncle and one of my favorites. I’ll always remember his good sense of humor and smiling face. Rest in peace, Uncle Jack.

    Your nephew,

    Louis Allen

  3. You’ll be missed. Thank you Uncle Jack for the most fabulous memories growing up! “Ooooh Right in the calavacus”

  4. Dear Ruth,Jack,Norma and family,

    We have been out of town and just got the notice of Montgomery’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. He was always one of my favorites.

    Don & Mary Creager

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